Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba
Njinga of Ndongo and Matamba is the true story of a girl who almost died at birth but went on to become the Queen of two ancient African kingdoms. Revered for her wisdom, courage, and strength, Njinga became a dominant political figure in Angola in the 1600s.
This richly illustrated children's book tells her story and the challenges she faced from the day she was born. Njinga must overcome the jealousy of her brother, the loss of her father, and the encroachment of the Portuguese at the dawn of a time of great trial for the African continent.
This Story of hope and courage shows that every young girl is capable of greatness.